Kelechi Iheanacho and Eagles celebrate
Sunday Oct 09, 2016. 15:34
Nigeria lead 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier in Zambia with goals from Premier League teens Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho.
A physical contest played before a capacity crowd at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola which really came alive when Arsenal youngster Iwobi put Nigeria in front from inside the box after poor defending by the home team.
Manchester City youngster Iheanacho then doubled the Eagles advantage in the 42nd
minute when he was released by Mikel, he then rounded up goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene, before slotting home by the post.
Between Nigeria’s goals, Zambia skipper Rainford Kalaba was denied an equaliser by the brilliant goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, who kept out a powerful, goal-bound header from the top of the six-yard box.
Both sides had chances earlier in this half to score.
As early as third minute, Ikeme barely put out a dangerous Zambia cross for corner.
The lively Fwayo Tembo tested Ikeme with a powerful shot from outside the box in the 23rd
Moses Simon then cashed in on a defensive slip in the 26th
minute only to blast his effort into the stands from inside the vital area.